Bradford City have confirmed their third January signing – with midfielder Niall Canavan signing from Plymouth Argyle.
Canavan, who started his youth career at Valley Parade, has joined on an 18-month contract from the League One outfit, following two-and-a-half successful seasons at Home Park.
The midfielder started Plymouth’s victory over Gillingham earlier this month, and has been a regular in Ryan Lowe’s starting XI in recent weeks, but has started just 10 league games this term.
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City are still without a manager since the departure of former boss Stuart McCall last month, but has made huge strides under the joint-guidance of Mark Trueman and Conor Sella, who’ve managed to remain unbeaten in their five League Two matches since taking charge in December.
Those positive results have seen the Bantams move up to 19th in the standings, four points above the relegation-zone, and the capture of Canavan should only enhance Bradford’s hopes of retaining their fourth-tier status.
Here’s how the Valley Parade faithful have been reacting on Twitter to the addition of the former Rochdale midfielder:
Maybe add in the article that he started his youth career at Bradford too lads! On paper looks a class signing!
— Rob Beezley (@Robbeezley) January 12, 2021
What a signing. Boyhood #bcafc fan so will give his all, no question. Well done to the club for getting this one done
— ᴀᴀʀᴏɴ ʙᴏᴡᴇʀ (@AaronBower) January 12, 2021
This looks to be a cracking signing. Welcome to the club! #bcafc
— Dan (@BantamDxn) January 12, 2021
Great but we need STRIKERS!
— Ian Hemmens (@IHemmens) January 12, 2021
Good signing that.
— The Cow's Arse (@The_Cows_Arse) January 12, 2021
Cracking piece of business City 👏
— Craig McCall (@craigmc1911) January 12, 2021
On the eye cracking signing
— Owen Coulter (@OwenCoulter05) January 12, 2021
— Benson (@BensonBCFC) January 12, 2021
— Have Bradford City Won Today? (@bcafcwin) January 12, 2021
— Matt 🐔🔴🟠 (@MattBcafc_) January 12, 2021